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A medium-access control protocol for a cellular packet CDMA carrying multirate traffic

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2 Author(s)
R. Pichna ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Victoria Univ., BC, Canada ; Qiang Wang

We propose and evaluate a medium-access control (MAC) protocol for synchronous cellular packet direct-sequence code-division multiple-access (DS/CDMA). The protocol is designed for handling a variety of multimedia traffic types in an integrated wireless-access network (IWAN). For instance, the protocol is suited for carrying multiple traffic types of different priorities. An analytical model for the equilibrium state has been developed for the proposed protocol. A comparative evaluation of the protocol is done for three different radio frequency bandwidths currently under consideration for personal communication services (PCS), i.e., 1.25 MHz, 5 MHz, and 10 MHz. Our results demonstrate that the proposed protocol is both robust and flexible for the intended IWAN applications. It offers a significant multiplexing gain as the bandwidth increases

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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 9 )